1.1 These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of Stephan Steins, trading as “Stephan Steins Services” (hereinafter referred to as “Provider”), apply to all contracts for the provision of services that a consumer or entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as “Customer”) concludes with the Provider with regard to the services presented by the Provider on its website. The inclusion of the customer’s own terms and conditions is hereby objected to, unless otherwise agreed.
1.2 For the purposes of these GTC, a consumer is any natural person who enters into a legal transaction for purposes that are predominantly neither commercial nor self-employed. An entrepreneur within the meaning of these GTC is a natural or legal person or a partnership with legal capacity who, when concluding a legal transaction, acts in the exercise of his commercial or independent professional activity.
2.1 The service descriptions on the website of the Provider do not constitute binding offers on the part of the Provider, but serve for the submission of a binding offer by the Customer.
2.2 The Customer may submit the Offer via the online order form integrated into the Provider’s website. After placing the selected services in the virtual shopping cart and going through the electronic ordering process, the customer makes a legally binding contractual offer with regard to the services contained in the shopping cart by clicking the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.3 The Provider may accept the Customer’s offer within five days,
If several of the aforementioned alternatives exist, the contract shall be concluded at the time when one of the aforementioned alternatives occurs first. The period for acceptance of the offer begins on the day after the customer sends the offer and ends at the end of the fifth day following the sending of the offer. If the Provider does not accept the Customer’s offer within the aforementioned period, this shall be deemed a rejection of the offer with the consequence that the Customer shall no longer be bound by its declaration of intent.
2.4 When submitting an offer via the Provider’s online order form, the text of the contract shall be stored by the Provider after the conclusion of the contract and transmitted to the Customer in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax or letter) after the Customer’s order has been sent. The provider shall not make the text of the contract accessible beyond this.
2.5 Before bindingly placing the order via the Provider’s online order form, the Customer can identify possible input errors by carefully reading the information displayed on the screen. An effective technical means for better recognition of input errors can be the magnification function of the browser, with the help of which the display on the screen is enlarged. The customer can correct his entries during the electronic ordering process using the usual keyboard and mouse functions until he clicks the button that concludes the ordering process.
2.6 Only the German language is available for the conclusion of the contract.
2.7 Order processing and contacting usually take place via e-mail and automated order processing. The customer must ensure that the e-mail address provided by him for order processing is correct, so that e-mails sent by the provider can be received at this address. In particular, when using SPAM filters, the Customer must ensure that all e-mails sent by the Provider or by third parties commissioned by the Provider to process the order can be delivered.
Consumers are generally entitled to a right of withdrawal. Further information on the right of withdrawal can be found in the provider’s cancellation policy.
Unless otherwise stated in the provider’s service description, the prices quoted are total prices that include the statutory value-added tax.
The provider shall be liable for defects in the service provided in accordance with the provisions of statutory liability for defects.
6.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to all legal relationships between the parties to the exclusion of the laws on the international purchase of movable goods. In the case of consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that the protection granted is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
6.2 Furthermore, this choice of law with regard to the statutory right of withdrawal shall not apply to consumers who do not belong to a Member State of the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract and whose sole place of residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time of conclusion of the contract.
7.1 The EU Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution on the Internet at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
This platform serves as a contact point for the out-of-court settlement of disputes arising from online purchase or service contracts involving a consumer.
7.2 The provider is not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board, but is willing to do so.